Letters

Seats overdue at Lamade Hill

For many years now during the Little League World Series children of all ages climb up and slide down the very steep hill at Lamade Stadium. Safety has also been taking a slide, because Little League officials never have discourage this injury prone activity. Every year dozens of children, ...

New low in groundbreakings

I am always amused when I see stories of ceremonial groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings and the like, in the newspaper. The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority's board of directors got their picture in the paper again on Sept. 1. This time they've sunk to a new low. They didn't break any ...

New low in groundbreakings

I am always amused when I see stories of ceremonial groundbreakings, ribbon cuttings and the like, in the newspaper. The Williamsport Municipal Airport Authority's board of directors got their picture in the paper again on Sept. 1. This time they've sunk to a new low. They didn't break any ...

China is the bigger threat

I don’t know why everyone is worried about North Korea. That nut of a dictator doesn’t want to die anymore than you do. If Washington and the press shut up about him he will go away. China is a bigger threat. Jon Oeler Williamsport Submitted by E-Mail

Figuring Democrats out

1. Democrats have chosen the enemies of Israel over Israel 2. Rigged elections over Democracy 3. Communism over Capitalism 4. Criminals over police 5. Globalists over America 6. Wall Street over Main Street 7. Illegals over citizens 8. Seems like Kim Kong Un over President ...

Do not dismantle

I am writing because I read that State Representative Kerry Benninghoff wants to close the centers for the disabled. I’m not sure he knows anything about the centers nor do I think he has visited one. I have visited Selinsgrove Center and worked in Danville State Hospital for quite a ...

Kudos to buses

I want to congratulate our River Valley Transit System for their enormous contribution to the success of Little League Week in Williamsport! The careful planning and forethought in scheduling transportation for thousands of riders and allowing for unforeseen circumstances is phenomenal. And ...

Accomplishments?

He bullies. He rants, he raves, he flip-flops, he foments, he flame-throws, he blames. He puffs, he swells, he insults, he name-calls. He golfs. He campaigns like a crazed zealot and "governs" from a pinched heart and conflicted psyche. He acts like a thrashing great white shark out of ...

Robert E. Lee

Just read the letter from Katherine Archer Slaybaugh-Shipe titled “Flag versus statue” and probably many more people never knew until now, that General Robert E. Lee hated the Confederate flag and what it stood for. Dottie Gibbon Blossburg

Drugs

Governor Wolf and his telling about opioids and then at the end of his talk it says paid for by tax payer’s money. I don’t want to pay for their drugs. An 18-year-old shooting heroin, a housewife too drunk to take care of her family, kids using meth that can suffer from a stroke, kids ...

Label statues truthfully

People who say "you can't erase history" have got it right. The Civil War happened, but the statues of the Confederate leaders and generals didn't go up until long after the war was over. Most were put up to support "Jim Crow" laws and oppose the civil rights movement. That doesn't mean that we ...

Tax fairness?

David Faust writes a lot of letters to area newspapers. His answer to everything is 'a graduated tax'. Graduated tax is liberal speak for tax the rich. He calls it fair and says the rich would then pay their share. How about a math lesson: $10,000 x 10% = $1,000; $100,000 x 10% = $10,000. ...

The real cost

It is really easy to write a short and damning letter to make one's point, but the details will eventually rise up through the cracks in a story if one is willing to look. According to a recent letter, John Stossel uncovered a shocking example of how the government wastes your money. It is the ...

Outrageous behavior

President Trump's followers are willing to forgive all manner of outrageous behavior in order to maintain support of him. They have given him the green light to do virtually anything his uncontrollable mind conjures up as long as they are satisfied he is solving their problems and will never ...

Unfair

Since 2014, more than 100,00 children from Central America have arrived, unaccompanied, at the U.S.'s southern border. They braved exposure, kidnapping, and violence to get there because they couldn't stay at home, where gangs and desperate poverty make a lethal combination. But Cal Thomas, in ...

Misguided

Our holier than thou system of education does not sit well with us questioning or challenging their control or how they manage the pensions or contracts or anything. When my legislator Gene Yaw is telling me that he does not support HB 76 written by the people because it robs schools of local ...

Media exposed

After the latest media treatment of the terrible events that unfolded in Charlottesville, it has become clear the propaganda press will never report the words or actions of President Trump accurately or honestly. A couple of weeks ago, our Commander in Chief met a threatening North Korea with ...

A plea to media

Speech is the first liberty enshrined in our bill of rights. I doubt this placement is happenstance. Whatever their flaws, our founders demonstrated great wisdom when they chose to restrict the State's capacity to impinge the free expression of its citizenry. Indeed, the first amendment is the ...

What’s best for the majority

In the midst of our nation’s struggle to find unity and agreement within our political system by Conservatives and Liberals alike, to solve or at best, attempt to solve the many dilemmas facing our citizens in today’s society, I had the fortune of witnessing this first hand at the August ...

WASP

For as long as I can recall (60s on), WASP stood for White Anglo-Saxon Protestant, referring to those in America who were often in positions of power. As a child of the 60s, I witnessed changes which led to great African-American rights, and more recently to increases in rights for women, ...